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Smart Boredom: Upgrading Downtime

Office worker using mobile phone to be productive during evening commute
Posted 01/05/2018 by Ailsa McKnight

In the digital era, downtime no longer equates to “deadtime.” With smartphones, we can use spare moments to browse social media, play games, manage our online finances, or catch up with the latest news, and do so in any location and at any time. There is no moment of the day when we can’t connect, update, communicate, or achieve.

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Three Reasons Why Lotteries Should Consider BYOD

BYOD Cash Register
Posted 10/26/2017 by Paul Riley

This is the second post in a three-part series. In our previous post, we defined BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and gave an overview of its potential advantages. This week, we'll consider the benefits of the BYOD model more closely.

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BYOD, a New Paradigm for Lotteries and Retailers

BYOD at Retail Checkout
Posted 10/19/2017 by Paul Riley

This is the first post in a three-part series. For lotteries and their retailer networks, the Bring Your Own Device model represents a paradigm shift from the traditional model where a lottery is responsible for providing a set of equipment and ongoing support to its retailer network.

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Connecting With the Mobile-First Consumer

Millennial Friends on Mobile Phones
Posted 08/28/2017 by Ailsa McKnight

Connected mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are now the preferred platforms for many of our internet activities. Everything from social networking to commerce, and TV-watching to personal data tracking, is now a mobile activity.

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Beyond Plastic: The Payments Revolution

Payment Apps open on two mobile phones
Posted 08/16/2017 by Ailsa McKnight

Americans like their credit cards so much that even the smallest of purchases are now paid with plastic rather than cash. A survey of small purchases among U.S. adults in 2017 by CreditCard.com reveals that 17 percent of adults with credit cards use them in physical stores to buy items with a price tag of less than $5, up 11 percent from last year.

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In The Shoppable Universe, Every Touchpoint is an Opportunity to Buy

Interactive TouchScreen Display
Posted 08/09/2017 by Ailsa McKnight

With the proliferation of on-demand services redefining expectations of speed, there is a growing need among time-pressured consumers for a retail experience that is both efficient and convenient. In the near future, this will lead retail to move beyond omnichannel to become limitless. Consumers will expect everything, everywhere – from video content and social media to fitting room mirrors and virtual reality – to become directly shoppable.

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